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Laughing Cavalier; Ancestor of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The enigmatic smile of The Laughing Cavalier of Franz Hals' famous painting invites you to wonder just what mischievousness hides behind that face. In this novel, inspired by the painting, Baroness Orczy recounts the adventures of an ancestor of her famous character, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Set in Holland during the turbulent times of 1623/1624, this is the story of a swashbuckling romanticist, whose desire for wealth and success always seems to be eclipsed by his sense of what is right and gentlemanly. The same combination of savoir-faire, insouciance, deep feeling, and humor that make the Scarlet Pimpernel such an intriguing character are already present in the DNA of the Blakeney family more than 150 years before the French Revolution. Enjoy this delightful romp through the "pages" of an historical fiction that will have you laughing right along with The Laughing Cavalier. - Summary by Arlene Joyce

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

13h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

36:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

35:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

24:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

43:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

23:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:56